The place, the house and the surroundings are paradisiacal.
As a journalist once described: a house with a view to utopia.
Close by, the beautiful Mira river flows calmly along all it’s course.
The cork-oak and oak tree woodlands on the hillsides; The lea is beautiful on it’s own. Even so, cattle roams freely and occasionally their bells rattle in the distance, adding to the scenery.
The property is 20ha, large enough for trekking without having to follow the same path twice. It’s 600m away from the river and on foot you can spot rare species of plants and animals you have never seen before! When you find the river you’re overwhelmed with a feeling of sublime peace. You can bathe with zero pollution or lean back in a chair to admire one of the few places in the world where it’s still possible to do so. Fortunately the water is mixed with rich sediments, a great advantage to the skin. Oysters, clams and fish. The tide comes and goes. It’s salty water, thus the sea comes in all the way to Odemira. If you’re on a canoe you can effortlessly travel up and down river with the stream. Perhaps going for coffee or lunch and coming back... on a canoe.
Large open plan with kitchen and living/dining room, one double bedroom, bathroom, hall, patio, in a sum of 90m2.
220V solar photovoltaic electricity. It’s energy in plenty for lighting, computing, listening to music, and still use the juicer!
If you think this house is like any other, guess again.
It’s built with earth (Taipa), which helps keeping a mild temperature all year, so it feels cool in the summer and warm at night during winter. And if you’re still cold just light the wood furnace.
It’s a wild site. You can go birding with binoculars through the kitchen window. Watch the pilgrim hawks, royal eagles, azores, black kites, ravens and eagle-owls.
If you’re an early-bird you can also spot the wild pigs crossing the river, foxes, rabbits, jackrabbits, ferrets, very moody badgers, and if you’re at the right time and place and silent enough the rarity or rarities: the otter!
The access is not too difficult and you can drive to the house. It’s easier in a jeep.
No noise, only the wind on tree tops and stars on a glorious sky.
The patio is roofed, it can be opened or closed, according to the weather or as it suits you best.
The closest house is 400m away. The groceries 900m. The mini-market 2km. The supermarket 12km.
The beach is 30min by car (or canoe!), to Vila Nova de Milfontes.
If you don’t enjoy a good rest, silence, nature and wildlife, don’t come!